Wed, Aug 28, 2013 06:11 PM
KILLINGTON - If you've been to K1 this summer, you've probably
seen them: they look like medieval warriors going to battle, fully
covered with protective gear, and always smiling from the
adrenaline rush they just enjoyed speeding down the mountain
It's easy to be jealous of the fun they are clearly having. But
it's also a intimidating.
Perhaps recognizing this obstacle for beginner/intermediate
riders, Killington Mountain Bike Park is now offering an all new
Learn to Ride program.
"Our trail crew has been working non-stop this summer creating
flowing single track for our new school riders, as well as a brand
new skills area for our Learn to Ride program," said Ben Colona,
mountain bike shop manager.
The Learn to Ride program is designed for first-timers looking for
an introduction to the exciting world mountain biking. The program
features two hours of instruction from an experienced,
knowledgeable instructor certified by International Mountain
Bicycling Association plus rental of all the gear (includes a
performance mountain bike from Kona, protective gear and a helmet)
and offers lower mountain trail access.
During the two hour session, certified instructors will teach
participants how to use the bike park and provide you with
knowledge of bike control, braking and cornering techniques on
Killington's easy and more difficult lower mountain trails.
"We are extremely excited to offer IMBA-certified instruction here
at Killington Resort. We have great staff in place who are eager to
get out there and bring new riders into the sport," said
For those who are (or become) comfortable riding the trails,
Killington has 45 miles of mountain bike trails for riders to
explore, and a large selection of the latest full-suspension
mountain bikes to rent.
The Learn to Ride program is offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. Reservations are recommended, call 1-800-621-MTNS.
For more info visit www.killington.com/summer/mountain_bike
Ben Colona, mountain bike shop manager